Issue 5 and Volume 30.

WATER DISTRIBUTION. THE crying evil to day in water distribution is the inadequate size of water mains to furnish an ample supply of water for fire purposes. In fact in quite a number of cases they prove to be unequal to meet domestic needs. Many engineers fail to appreciate the need of providing for requirements that sooner or later in their experience show the necessity of anticipating the maximum quantity of water needed for above named emergent conditions. Average quantities of daily consumption of water, are misleading when used as factors of calculation. Typical features and phases of water consumption must be considered and provided for. This is illustrated in the fact that in the hot summer months more water is demanded for legitimate domestic use in one day of twenty-four hours, than is frequently used fora period of two days when the temperature is normal. Again very few persons…

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